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If you are interested in Karate, Taekwondo and other martial arts then this is the package for you. There are five different e-Books, each packed with information.
You will get five martial arts books in 'PDF' format, each with re-sell rights:
Physics of Striking
. Force, Momentum and Deformation Energy
. Striking Surface
. Point of Focus
. Use of Body Mass
. Specifics of Impact
Bruce Leeâ€™s Training Secrets
Written by Grandmaster William Cheung (Australasian Blitz Magazine) who grew up with Bruce Lee, and letâ€™s us into a few secrets of training with Bruce Lee. A nice personal piece of writing!!
Bruce Leeâ€™s Speed Training
Written in conjunction with Bruce Lee himself it includes, amongst others:
. Speed in Punching
. Candle Drill
. Blocking Drill
. Finger Jab
Bruce Leeâ€™s Strength Training
With pictures, it shows you how to approach strength training and what exercises Lee used to develop power. Again a nice personal piece of writing with many personal accounts from the Wong brothers.
Pressure Points Guide
A guide on Medium-Range Combatives, with many diagrams, including
. Vital Targets
. Striking Principles
. Very clear and an interesting read
"While Bruce was in Hong Kong filming in late 1971 or early 1972, he had his weight equipment
and training gear shipped to him," says Ted Wong, who met Lee in 1967 and trained with him for
more than six years. "He wanted to stay in shape. So we packed his bags, but we did not send any
clothes because he said he could buy them cheap in Hong Kong. We just packed training
equipment. When he saw all the bags filled with training equipment, he laughed and said, ‘Now I’m
going to be able to do lots of training.’"
And train he did.
"Bruce considered training number one," says Wong. "He was constantly training. When he
watched TV or went to the movies, he conditioned his knuckles. When he was driving, he worked
the hand grips. If he walked to a bookstore and came to a hill, he always ran. He never wasted
Why was this man so obsessed with training? Several reasons.
First, according to Lee, training was important because you couldn’t perform up to your capabilities
if you weren’t in shape, Wong recalls.
"Lee felt you had no business being in the martial arts if you weren’t in shape," says Wong. "If you
weren’t in shape you couldn’t be 100 percent efficient."
Second, he had lofty goals.
"He wanted to be the best," says Wong. "He wanted to be the best martial artist."
And no one could dispute that he was.
Lee’s Thoughts on Strength
To get in excellent shape, Lee felt you needed strength, Wong notes.
"He considered strength training very important," Wong says. "He was constantly looking for ways
to improve, including weight training and isometrics."
Although Lee felt strength was important, he did not believe bodybuilding was the answer, Wong
"He felt it was important to have definition, but he did not feel you had to overboard," Wong says.
"He did not feel it was necessary to develop large muscles. On the other hand, strength and
definition enhanced certain functions, such as kicking and punching."
And Lee’s conditioning entailed more than hand grips, sit-ups, weights, running and conditioning
"A lot of the time he read books and analyzed different arts," Wong says. "He had a keen eye and an
analytical mind. He did a lot of researching."
While you may never develop Lee’s skills, you can certainly train the way the "Little Dragon" did.
Following are a few of the exercises Lee used to develop power.
Lee’s Strength Routine
This exercise strengthens your arms, forearms, shoulders, biceps, lats, triceps, chest and abs.
"This exercise works almost your whole body," Wong says. "It’s really good; it’s effective. But it is
also very difficult. Although Bruce lifted a lot of weight, most people can’t. I remember trying to
lift what he used, and I couldn’t even hold it."
To begin, stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder width. Squat, grab the barbell with an
underhand grip and stand up. Keeping your elbows by your side, raise the weight straight out, hold
for a second, return and repeat.
Do three sets of 8 to 12 repetitions. When you’re done, do three sets of 8 to 12 reps with an
Punching With a Dumbbell
This exercise improves your shoulder endurance, which is vital for sparring.
|Publisher:||7th floor 2012|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||3 MB|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Alright. What's the deal with the photos being upside down? Sure, I can lock the photo and rotate my Nook to view it, but it gets rather annoying to do each time you want to look at one. Other than that no complaints. As a student of the martial arts and always trying to enhance my knowledge in this area, and considering who this was written by, I'm sure I'll find some useful knowledge.